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Tell your Mother that you think she is TEA-rrific!!!

In a Mother’s Day brainstorm, I was trying to come up with homemade Mother’s Day gift that people would appreciate and maybe brighten the day ! Plus who doesn’t like a spot of tea!
Materials:
1) cards
2) tea related clip art (tea cup,tea bag, tea pot)
3)glue stick or adhesive of your choice
4) favorite tea to share
5) favorite pen to write with

How to:
1) Place card on your work surface
2)prepare your tea related clip art by cutting and trimming. Then apply adhesive on the back
3) place on your card in desired location
4) write your favorite TEA-rrific sentiments
Suggestions:
For a TEA-rrific teacher! To a tea-rrific grandma! I think you are TEA-rrific!
5) write or stamp a sentiment on the inside of your card
6) Give to your favorite mom!

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mothers out there ! Take some time for a spot of tea!

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Happy Valentine’s Day

Well Valentines day has come to a close and I think most of us have survived! I am sure that these things are a plot to get us to spend money. I definitely don’t know what’s more dangerous the mall parking lot during the Christmas season or….. The CVS parking lot on Valentine’s day… Did you people forget that feb 14 th existed lol!

Any how as a closer to this love season, I think we should keep it as non commercial as possible. I for one made all my chocolates, added a handmade touch to the classic conversation hearts, made my own chocolate covered strawberries, made my husband a plethora of chocolate and made him a filet crochet heart as my crowning achievement. Yes I am proud of my handmade holiday! I hope it may inspire you to make your holidays a bit more homemade. Goodnight everyone! Love the comments lately keep them coming would love to hear what you would like to see on my blog!
-Suzy

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Last Minute Doodle Valentines

It’s always nice to make handmade Valentine for Valentines day. Sometimes though you forget or don’t have enough. This craft is super simple and so fun.
Materials:
– black sharpie marker
– heart shaped card stock
– love quote ( I used 1 Corinthians 13)

1) make a doodle outline around the heart
2) put your quote in however you like
3) doodle to fill in the spaces
4) give to your favorite valentine

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I love you a LATTE!

What would be better then making your favorite Valentine there fave latte in the morning… Here’s the recipe for mine
Ingredients:
-6oz of favorite bold coffee
-4 oz of milk ( I like one percent)
-3 tbsp of vanilla simple syrup ( I used the recipe from http://www.marthastewart.com)

Combine in your fave mug and enjoy! I like mine iced!

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You are TEA-rrific!!!

In another Valentine’s day brainstorm, I was trying to come up with homemade Valentine’s that people would appreciate and maybe brighten the day of some who may not otherwise get a valentine! Plus who doesn’t like a spot of tea!
Materials:
1) cards
2) tea related clip art (tea cup,tea bag, tea pot)
3)glue stick or adhesive of your choice
4) favorite tea to share
5) favorite pen to write with

How to:
1) Place card on your work surface
2)prepare your tea related clip art by cutting and trimming. Then apply adhesive on the back
3) place on your card in desired location
4) write your favorite TEA-rrific sentiments
Suggestions:
For a TEA-rrific teacher! To a tea-rrific grandma! I think you are TEA-rrific!
5) write or stamp a sentiment on the inside of your card
6) Give to your favorite Valentine!

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Valentine’s Day Treat Bags

As a mommy, you always want to make your child’s Valentines day experience that much more special. This is really the first year that the kiddos at daycare will be old enough to enjoy treats so I may have gone over the top but I started with making this super cute doily treat bag. ( As a crocheter, I could really appreciate the doily detail!)

So here is how to make it:
Materials:
-treat bags one for each child
-Martha Stewart paints
– paper doilies
– paint brush (I like using the daubers best)
– something to protect your workspace
-coffee filters or something to hold your paint
– time and love
1) Pour paint into vessel to hold it. I like to use coffee filters as I have a lot of them around since I bought my Keurig and they are easily disposable!
2) Place your cloth treat bag onto your work surface
3) Position the doily where you want to stencil it to
4) Take your dauber and dip it into the paint , while holding the doily in place (very important) carefully dab your brush over the doily.
5) repeat step 4 until the area you desired is covered and voila treat bags for all!

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